First-Ever Indigenous-Led Summit to Focus on Moving Past the Indian Act

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation


Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Osgoode Hall Law School Dean Lorne Sossin announced today that they will bring together leaders to create a plan for moving beyond the Indian Act.

“Creating a new relationship with our federal Treaty partner is complex and is missing a clear path forward,” said Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler. “The summit will seek to address this challenge by creating a framework for change from an Indigenous perspective.”

The determiNATION: Moving Beyond the Indian Act Conference will be Indigenous-led and will create a venue for a broad range of voices including Indigenous youth, women, leaders, Elders, legal and scholarly experts, keepers of traditional Indigenous knowledge, as well as representatives from the Government of Canada.


Article is written by Nishnawbe Aski Nation with commentary by Prof. Lorne Sossin.

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